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The high number of biting 'stable' flies recently recorded in our area does not bode well as the weather starts to warm up.

The name 'stable fly' is an historical name given to the fly which suggests that this fly only comes from stables, which is not the case in and around Perth.  In fact horse stables / owners rarely produce high numbers of biting flies as their manure tends to be removed at least once a day and generally horse manure is too dry for the fly to develop in.

Landowners need to be vigilant as to how they can stop flies breeding because these pests affect everybody.

  • Manage manure and straw bedding
  • Use insecticides and repellents
  • Utilise biting fly traps

Download the UWA biting flies information sheet.

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